Mothers day is the day when we can all say ‘thank you mum’ for all the effors and sacrifices over the past year. Join Jean and Sandra on a little trip that has some un expected surprises. Sandra’s mum, Jean, has never known the meaning of the word ‘luxury’. A former Land Army girl from the age of just nineteen, she spent many years of hard toil tending farmlands in all weathers, helping to keep the nation fed for just a shilling a week. Washing in freezing cold water, clad in corduroy breeches, stout gumboots and long woollen socks, slipping in mud, her back breaking and her hands calloused from cutting sugar beets with a bill hook, digging drainage ditches, working on threshing machines, she was one of our unsung heroines. Yet she had never complained and on the very rare occasions she spoke of these times, it was always with a quiet, modest pride for her contribution to the war effort and with a fondness for the friendships she forged, especially with Alice and Betty. They were a lark – the things that the three of them got up to…! She often wondered what became of them – must… Read full this story
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